Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves

I was standing in the kitchen talking with Brian about the birth experience I wanted to have this time.  My second natural, home birth and I knew what to expect -the feelings, the challenges, the process. All things I had missed with my medicated hospital births for my first two children.  This time around I had … Continue reading Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves

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38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

I woke up ridiculously early again today.  Just couldn't go back to sleep.  So I doodled around online, worked on some projects, took myself for a walk to see the sunrise, came home and painted a canvas.As I approached the house after my walk, I stopped and stared.  Inside held 4 people I love, a … Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

Pregnancy and Weight Training: Dos and Don’ts | Plant Based Weight Training

My youngest sister had a baby.  During a visit a year later, while I was pregnant with my third child,  she casually mentioned something I've heard so often, and actually held as a personal opinion. "Well, when you have a baby, your body changes.  You never go back to looking the same."  The conversation was … Continue reading Pregnancy and Weight Training: Dos and Don’ts | Plant Based Weight Training

10 Weeks+A Heartbeat // OB/GYN vs Midwives

My last pregnancy I could hardly wait to schedule my first appointment with my midwives at the Central Texas Birth Center.  Having a natural, un-hospitalized birth was totally new and I was intrigued -no, I was giddy- to begin this adventure. About four weeks ago I serendipitously bumped into my midwife, Salli, at the grocery store. … Continue reading 10 Weeks+A Heartbeat // OB/GYN vs Midwives